Swimming. It’s relaxing, it’s good for you. Us women are encouraged to swim when they’re pregnant because it’s good exercise. It’s stress less. Bla bla bla. Wanna know what’s not free from stress?

 Swimming lessons. 

I know you’ll all agree with me. Swimming lessons suck. I’m sure the kids have a great time. I know mine certainly do, they get to swim, and see their friends, and not come out the pool when they’re asked, and then refuse to get changed which basically results in me screaming, them screaming and everybody leaving the pool a little bit more stressed out. It’s 30 minutes of absolute hell. And that’s only if you manage to get all your kids in lessons at the same time. Pity the poor parents who have to stay for an hour, or even worse, go more than once a week. I genuinely think that swimming lessons were created as a form of torture for parents. 

I’ve spent a lot of time moaning recently about missing stuff and feeling guilty. I’ve changed my mind. I’m not cut out for swimming lessons and that is one thing I don’t feel guilty about. 

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